So as I alluded to previously, our big weekend trip was indeed fun, but no wonderful finds turned up. We were talking in the van and trying to think of what our favorite items were and none of us could come up with anything. After I unpacked everything from the sale I realized it was all generic and filthy. That’s ok, I needed a new trash can.
See? Completely filthy. Both of these projects are going to need a paint overhaul. Austin and I had fun discussing paint options for both. Unfortunately, my husband and I are in the midst of packing up our entire house so they will have to wait until we get moved. I can’t wait to break out the spray paint.
If you say Tensor I’m going to throw a few dollar bills at you. The little aqua blue light is produced by the company Tensor, and some are still produced today. They’re everywhere so don’t pay more than $10 or so for them. They also come with a little lever that pulls out so you can hang them. I love these little lamps and use them anywhere I need task lighting. And that knitting basket is so adorable. The last one I had my son climbed in and ripped it, so I’d better fold it up and pack it right away.
My favorite item didn’t come until the next day at our flea market. I bought this silverware from two different vendors. Usually I’m frugal *cough…cheap*, but I’ve been looking for stainless steel silverware to use everyday for so long that I didn’t mind paying $45 for a complete set of sixteen. See, when I start to question how much I’m paying for something that I’m in love with, I think of what it would cost for a new set of similar quality and then I don’t feel quite so bad.
This pattern is called Starlight. It’s so cute, and each piece is hefty and flawless. I knew my husband would like its simplicity and I liked the tiny details. I’m not sure how well they go with my butterfly gold Corelle, but I couldn’t pass them up!